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Events 2013 (828 KB)
5 p.m. Friday 24 May to 5 p.m. Saturday 25 May
BioBlitz is a scientific race against time. The aim of this fun event is to find as many species as possible within a park over a 24 hour period. This is a unique event where scientists, students and the general public can come together and learn how scientists and recorders use their skills to study the wildlife of an area. It will also introduce the non-specialist to the fabulous wealth of biodiversity that occurs all around us.
Wicklow Mountains National Park has been invited to participate in Bioblitz 2013. We shall have several events with many visiting experts. Meet at the Education Centre for all events.
Click here, for more information on Ireland's Bioblitz.
Click here for a pdf of Wicklow Mountains National Park's Bioblitz Events.
Bioblitz Events Friday 24 May:
19:00 - 21:00 hrs - Electrofishing (Martin Kelly and Inland Fisheries Ireland)
21:00 - 22:00 - Dusk Walk - Birds & Bats (Liam Lysaght & Conor Kelleher)
Bioblitz Events Saturday 25 May:
06:00 - 08:00 - Dawn Chorus (Niall Keogh & Niall Tierney, Birdwatch Ireland)
09:00 - 09:30 - Opening Moth Traps (Angus Tyner)
10:00 -12:00 - Upland Bird Survey (Niall Keogh & Niall Tierney, Birdwatch Ireland)
10:00 - 10:20 - Introduction to Newts (Sean Meehan, Irish Wildlife Trust)
10:30 - 11:00 - Mammal Tracks & Signs (David Lawton, NPWS)
11:00 - 11:20 - Newt Art for Kids (Sean Meehan, Irish Wildlife Trust)
11:00 - 12:00 - Bryophyte Walk - Looking at Mosses (Joanne Denyer)
11:30 - 12:00 - Mammal Tracks & Signs (David Lawton, NPWS)
12:00 - 12:45 - Pond Dipping (Letizia Cocchiglia)
13:00 - 15:00 - Upland Bird Survey (Niall Keogh & Niall Tierney, Birdwatch Ireland)
14:00 - 14:20 - Introduction to Newts (Sean Meehan, Irish Wildlife Trust)
14:00 - 14:30 - Introduction to Earthworms (Plaf Schmidt)
15:00 - 15:30 - Butterfly Walk (Heather Cuddy)
Derek Mooney, with Colin Stafford Johnson and Sinead Kennedy, shall be concluding the RTÉ Goes Wild Season with two programmes featuring Bioblitz 2013.
At 7:00 pm on Friday 24 May, there shall be a one hour live broadcast from Glendalough.
At 7:30 pm on Sunday 26 May, there shall be a follow up results programme, with footage of the Saturday Bioblitz events from the four participating sites.
Due to forestry operations in Lugduff forest, the southern half of the Blue route (along the forest road) is closed. The northern half of the route, along the Spinc boardwalk remains open. The White and Red routes are therefore unaffected.
The Red Route and the Wicklow Way are also open again following closures.
Are you a Junior Cert Geography Teacher?
Do you want to take your students on a field trip?
Due to the huge demand for the services of the Education Centre in Wicklow Mountains National Park, many schools are unable to get a booking. This worksheet has been designed to enable teachers to bring their class to Glendalough to do their own self-guided field trip. To assist you, teachers’ notes are also provided.
Click here for more details.
Squirrel Pox Virus has recently been found in Wicklow's squirrels. Please help us to monitor this disease. Click here for more details.